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Powershell script fails to remove items on network share

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HI,

Have a powershell script that would like to run on a shared folder to delete files older than 30days, however getting access denied on most of the folders and need to get rid of them but cant get the script to remove them even when changing the parameters to DELETE instead of Remove-Item

Help

Here is the script

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#—– define parameters —–#
#—– get current date —-#
$Now = Get-Date
#—– define amount of days —-#
$Days = "30"
#—– define folder where files are located —-#
$TargetFolder = "Share Name"
#—– define extension —-#
$Extension = "*.*"
#—– define LastWriteTime parameter based on $Days —#
$LastWrite = $Now.AddDays(-$Days)
#—– get files based on lastwrite filter and specified folder —#
$Files = Get-Childitem $TargetFolder -Include $Extension -Recurse | Where {$_.LastWriteTime -le "$LastWrite"}
#—– E-mail parameters
$Messageparameters = @{                        
    Subject = "Deleted Files From Sharefolder"
    From = "x@x.com"                        
    To = "x@x.com"                  
    SmtpServer = "x.com"                  
}
 

if ($Files -ne $NULL)
    {
        foreach ($File in $Files) {
                write-host "Removing file $File" -ForegroundColor "DarkRed"
                Remove-Item $File.FullName
                $Files2 = $Files | Out-String
            }
        }
else
        {
           Write-Host "No (more) Files to remove!" -foregroundcolor "Green"
           $Files2 = "No files have been removed today!" | Out-String
        }
   
Send-MailMessage @messageParameters -Body $Files2

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Thanks in advance
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